Passion Competition

ITS Alumni Passion Competition 2021

ITS Alumni Passion Competition is a competition where ITS International Students Alumni from around the globe showcase their experience during their study at ITS or their life-story, achievements and career highlights after graduating from ITS full degree program or after finishing their non-degree program at ITS. 

We welcome the international students alumni to share their impressive experiences as we believe that each person has different story, as each person can change the world. 

You can access the powerpoint in here


Competition Timeline

General Requirements

  • This competition is free and open to ITS international students alumni who have completed their degree of S1/S2/S3 in ITS, or for those who completed short program, virtual short program, exchange program, e-exchange, internship, e-internship, or Darmasiswa in ITS
  • Participants are Non-Indonesian nationalities
  • Current/on-going international students of ITS, local/Indonesian Nationality active students/alumni of ITS, ITS Faculty, lecturer and staff are not eligible to enter the competition.
  • Participants must follow one of ITS Global Engagement social media account either Facebook or Instagram.
  • Participants must read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of the competition

Entry Requirements

  • Participants must submit their entry to the links provided for each category
  • Participants must upload a scan of ID Card/Passport and high resolution photo of themselves
  • Participants are allowed to submit multiple entry for the Snapshot competition. However, participants are only allowed to submit one single entry for Alumni Story and Video categories. 
  • Participants may submit entries for all categories but will only have a chance to win one of the categories.

Term and Conditions

  • Participants must have read and understand the terms and conditions before submitting their entry
  • All individuals appearing in Snapshot competition and Short Video competition must give their consent to being featured.  Other people can appear in the background of the photo/video only if they are among a crowd and not identifiable.
  • Participants must understand that by submitting their entry to the competition they agree to all conditions of participation including that ITS may publish their work with their name and use them for public relations and promotional purposes.
  • The winners will be determined by the jury which the decisions are binding for all participants and cannot be contested.

Alumni Story Competition

The essay topic will represent the side of pandemic in the virtual mobility perspective. Gain new ideas, perspectives, and share inspiring thoughts through your essay this year. The best essay will be posted on our website at

Main Topics

  • How Studying in ITS is Beneficial for My Career
  • My Contribution to My Home Country as an ITS Alumni


  • The entry should be written in English between 1000 words to 1500 words essay
  • Share your achievements and career highlights since graduating from ITS and inspire others to follow. You may write about your current community service project or activities.
  • We expect a professional, creative, engaging and thought-provoking writing. Be bold, unconventional, and distinctive on the competition theme.
  • Individual work is expected, a group work is not allowed. The writing must be written exclusively for this contest. The idea must be the author’s own
For your contribution to be valid, the following criteria must be met.
Form :  Essay (min. 1000, excl. abstract, bibliography, and footnotes)
Language :  English
Anonymity : Your name, e-mail address, or any identifying details must not be mentioned anywhere in the contribution file.
Individuality : Individual work expected, no group work allowed. The essay must be written exclusively for this contest. The idea must be the author’s own.
Citation :  All sources must be cited and referred to the respective part in the essay. All contributions will be tested for plagiarism.
Template : You are able to download the template Essay Competition here


  • ITS full-degree international student alumnus (Bachelor Degree/S1, Master Degree/S2, Doctoral Degree/S3)
  • Non-Indonesian nationality

Make sure you can provide the following documents:

  • Copy of citizen ID/passport or other means of identification (in English)
  • Formal photo
  • ITS student card or other related documents

How to submit your essay

  • Open the following link here
  • Fill in the form and upload your essay. 

Snapshot Competition


Simply upload your shot under the following topics.

  • My academic experiences in ITS
  • My life-stories in ITS
  • My today’s career after studying at ITS


  • The ITS alumni must display ITS logo/attributes. ITS Alumni also can print out the ITS Advancing Humanity sign that can be printed in color or black and white, please kindly download the ITS Advancing Humanity sign here.
  • The ITS alumni must take a photo of themselves with the ITS logo/attributes are displayed, or by holding the ITS Advancing Humanity sign in an interesting location of their choice and submit the entry to the provided link. Also, please kindly take a look at the sample of the photo here.
  • Create a caption for each entry in 160 characters text.
  • The photo(s) must be submitted as a high-resolution JPEG with the resolution is a minimum of 1200 pixels wide to be used for social media, PowerPoint slides at alumni events, webinars, and the ITS website as promotional materials. 
  • The photo must not contain violence, profanity, or direct attacks on individuals or organizations. Any entries deemed offensive and inappropriate will be immediately disqualified.
  • The photo(s) must be an original creation – no copyrighted images shall be used.
  • The participant must certify and warrant that the submitted photo(s) does not violate the rights of a third party or any copyrights.
  • By submitting photo(s), participants agree to grant ITS GE a free of charge the right to use the photo in any manner and media, including without limitation, the right to publish, adapt, distribute, copy, display or translate in printed or electronic media even if they are not the winning entries.


  • ITS international student alumnus (any programs)
  • Non-Indonesian nationality


Make sure you can provide the following documents:

  • Copy of citizen ID/passport or other means of identification (in English)
  • Formal photo
  • ITS student card or other related documents


How to submit your photo

  • Open the following link here
  • Fill in the form and upload your photo. 


The lucky winner will receive the prize and will be announced on ITS Global Engagement (ITS GE) social medias and website

Short Movie Competition


  • The video must be an original work of the participants with the duration of 2 minutes up to 5 minutes.
  • A participant must submit a brief explanation of their work in 300 words of short essay
  • The video must be in English or Bahasa Indonesia
  • The video must be in landscape format and in HD mp4 file type.
  • The participant must submit a link of their video to the provided form.
  • Participants are strongly suggest not to upload their video entry in any social media platforms before the competition is ended.
  • The use of copyrighted materials including logo, brands, pictures, and background music are prohibited. The use of open source materials must be credited lawfully.
  • Plagiarized entries will be disqualified. Plagiarism is defined as taking and using another person’s ideas, writings, or inventions as one’s own.


  • ITS international student alumnus (any programs)
  • Non-Indonesian nationality

Film Categories

  • Narrative

Any movie that tells a fictional story. This category might include such movie types as drama, action, disaster, horror, science fiction, detective, romance, western, or adventure.

  • Documentary

Make a movie about a real-life person, event, your community or culture, personal experience, or even yourself! Reality films are another form of documentary.

  • Animation

Including computer animation, hand-drawn, clay-animation, or frame animation.

  • Commercial

An actual promotion of a real or fictional product or service.



  • My academic experiences in ITS
  • My life-stories in ITS
  • My today’s career after studying at ITS

Submission Details

  • Films must be completed and submitted by the deadline.
  • Films must be directed, written, and edited only by ITS International Students Alumni. 
  • Films can be between 3 – 15 minutes in length.
  • All Films must be submitted on the provided link. The entries are not allowed to be uploaded to any social media platform for this competition before passing the finalization process.  
  • Please format films as .avi, .mov, .mp4, .flv, .aaf, .mkv, .wmv, or .mpeg.
  • Please insert your data of your film on here

Use of other copyrighted material:

  • Films may include public places, well-known products, trademarks, or certain other copyrighted material as long as that copyrighted material is incidental to the subject matter. 
  • Any background music used in a film entry must be credited and documented in the credits on the film, by indicating the title of the music, its composer and its performer(s) in the credits.


Win up to US $2000

CommTECH Online scholarship

Merchandise for all finalists

Contact Us

For any inqueries, please kindly contact :

Mr. Adi

Subject email: [ITS Passion Competition 2021]

Special Judge Prize

Pascal Maniriho

Essay Competition Winner

In July 2015, I was offered a Kemitraan Negara Berkembang (KNB) Scholarship to undertake my master’s program in Informatics, Faculty of Information and Communication Technology at ITS Surabaya, Indonesia. I landed in Jakarta in September 2015 and was warmly welcomed by staff from ITS International Office,   who took me and my colleagues to the Campus the following day. As part of the program, I had to take the Indonesian language course for one year which was indeed required for me to succeed in my studies as well as engaging myself in various local community activities. I was given the opportunity to experience Indonesian culture as well as having trips to various well-known places while taking the Indonesian Language training. I enjoyed my Bali trip, among other places. Thank you to the International Student Buddy Program which is always there for new international students (read more)

Sahr Fillie

Essay Competition Winner

Before 2016, I had a dream. The dream was to be able to meaningfully contribute and positively affect my world round me at any given opportunity. I was constantly searching for conduits through which I would be able to actualize my dream. I used to spend hours online, reading newspapers, engaging friends and reading magazines all in a bid to look for scholarships to acquire more useful and contemporary knowledge and skills to make my dream a fruition. Nothing gives me joy than to make myself relevant in any society I find myself (read more)

Portia Mupfumira

Essay Competition Winner

It was not until I got selected as part of staff exchange with Industrial Engineering Department at Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember due to my systems engineering passion that I ever dreamt of studying at the Institute or studying outside my birth country. It turned out to be a life time opportunity that shaped my career, future and opened many opportunity doors (read more).